2020 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP1 Result: Quartararo Gets One Back On Morbidelli

Having spent the best of the past week circling around the Misano circuit, premier class riders were quick to get on the pace, none more so than new victor Franco Morbidelli, who lost no speed from last weekend and spent most of FP1 at the top of the timing screens. Ultimately, teammate Fabio Quartararo found an extra tenth on fresh soft rubber and stole the headline at the checkered flag, demoting Morbidelli to second.

KTM made a better start the second time around in Misano, with Pol Espargaro climbing into third and Miguel Oliveira fifth, sandwiching Joan Mir’s Suzuki in fourth. Takaaki Nagakami had a good showing for Honda in sixth, within four tenths of the lead and just about keeping ahead of an improving Andrea Dovizioso. Johann Zarco, Aleix Espargaro and Pecco Bagnaia rounded out the top ten, seven tenths off the lead.

A subdued Maverick Vinales finished 13th, with teammate Valentino Rossi 17th, although not bothered with fresh soft rubber at the end of FP1. Jack Miller also focused on pace and finished 15th, while Alex Rins’ eventful session started with a rodeo ride at turn 5 and ended with a slide out at turn 8, dropping him down to 16th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.721    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'31.811 0.090 0.090
3 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'31.841 0.120 0.030
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'31.926 0.205 0.085
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'31.965 0.244 0.039
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.102 0.381 0.137
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'32.152 0.431 0.050
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.170 0.449 0.018
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.185 0.464 0.015
10 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.410 0.689 0.225
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'32.435 0.714 0.025
12 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'32.437 0.716 0.002
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.589 0.868 0.152
14 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'32.611 0.890 0.022
15 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.627 0.906 0.016
16 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.634 0.913 0.007
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.832 1.111 0.198
18 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'33.101 1.380 0.269
19 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.183 1.462 0.082
20 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'33.384 1.663 0.201
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'33.496 1.775 0.112
Round Number: 
8
2020
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